District 12 City Councilmember Joyce Sheperd will host Art on the Beltline with live entertainment from various artists from 2:30 until 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 22 along the BeltLine Trail at Allene Avenue near the intersection of Catherine Street (in the southwest Atlanta BeltLine corridor).
Performers will include: the Mass Transit Muse (poetry/ Theatre) at 2:30 p.m.; the Twinhead Theatre and Thimblerig Circus: Professor Portabella’s Traveling Hospital of Hope (theatre) at 3:15 p.m.; the Anonymous Jazz band at 4:00 p.m.; Pete Peterson: Blues in the House Band at 5:00 p.m. and the culminating event, a performance by Eyedrum, at 6:00 p.m.
Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is the City of Atlanta’s largest temporary public art exhibition that showcases the work of hundreds of visual artists, performers, and musicians along nine miles of the Atlanta BeltLine corridor. This spectacular project places working professionals alongside emerging artists, and draws residents and visitors into some of the most unique public spaces in the City of Atlanta, providing powerful new perspectives on the city and its vibrant neighborhoods.
The exhibition showcases how art strengthens and beautifies current and former industrial areas and creates signature spaces exemplifying the transformation of the city through the Atlanta BeltLine. Art on the Atlanta BeltLine touches almost 20 intown communities.
The exhibition typically runs from September through November each year (please check out the schedule for the most up-to-date information). Visual installations are concentrated in the following areas along the Atlanta BeltLine:
- West Side: From Gordon White Park north to Washington Park
- West Side: From Allene Avenue to Lee Street
- Eastside Trail: From Lake / Irwin north to the intersection of 10th Street and Monroe Drive and then north to Montgomery Ferry Drive
- Eastside Trail through Reynoldstown: From Wylie Street south to Memorial Drive
Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is produced by a working group of more than a dozen committed volunteers from Atlanta BeltLine neighborhoods, historic preservationists, and organizations such as WonderRoot, Eyedrum, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., the City’s Office of Cultural Affairs, The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, Atlanta City Council and the Fulton County Arts Council.